BiographyDeb began teaching as an assistant while living and studying in France in 1970. She has taught elementary students in summer school programs, and has been teaching French (and occasionally English and German) for over 40 years now, at secondary and college levels during the school year. Deb currently teaches French 1-4, with French 3 and 4 as dual credit (college and high school) through Ivy Tech and in the past has also taught AP French.
She has studied French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and a little Italian, Swedish, and Russian.
Deb loves technology and is a Google certified teacher, as well as FlipGrid and EdPuzzle certified. She has created several lessons for the Promethean web site, managed the state IAATF site for several years, ran the Indiana teachers' Instagram site for a week last fall, and participates in many PLN groups on Facebook and on Twitter.
Deb loves giving workshops from coast to coast and overseas and has also done several keynote speeches. She loves teaching, whether students or colleagues.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Active learning strategies
IPA (Integrated Performance Assessment)
Technology: Promethean, FlipGrid, Symbaloo, EdPuzzle, and many many others
Travel: have taken 16 student groups overseas, in addition to my own personal trips
Handwork: knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting and sewing
Gardening (vegetarian 35+ years)
Reading, both fiction and nonfiction
Family and friends
Published: Nov 17, 2017 by AATF National Bulletin
Authors: Deborah Blaz
How to use a traditional strategy to practice verb tenses in French.